Last weekend I visited Kuala Lumpur for the first time. Despite the short stay I must say that I prefer it to Singapore for a few reasons. First, it has a nice vibe that nicely combines the needs of a modern technopolis with some serious street photography grit. Secondly, it has a more gentle social stratification that allows for easier engagement and access. Lastly, I really like the dives and the food. I think the difference is like that between San Fran and Las Vegas. After a while you've seen all there is to see in Vegas. As such, I certainly intend to spend more time in both KL and greater Malaysia. Look out for more blog posts soon.
National Mosque. Palm trees and fountains surround the compound.
KL is full of underpasses that provide both access and relief from the heat.
Despite the humidity, Merdeka (Independence) Square is a popular tourist destination.
Situated at the confluence of two streams, the Masjid Jamek was the main mosque in KL before the creation of the National Mosque.
Chinese temples abound in KL and are the most accessible places of worship.
Taking a break. KL provides great opportunities for street photography.
A pair of tired legs. The X70 was able to focus quite quickly in scenes such as these.
The Menara KL Tower is a popular place in the sky (at 515m) from which to look down on the city.
As is the wonderful open-air butterfly park. Who said 28mm was limiting?
And the world's largest free-flight bird sanctuary. Holocene Park anyone? Again the X70 was up to the task of capturing (albeit close) wildlife.